…… The diagonal megaframe structure defines the building form and reduces the amount of steel by 25% over a conventionally framed building. The variegated building profile also cuts wind forces by mitigating the effects of wind vortices on the leeward side of the building. The entire tower is supported on four massive piers at the building corners, allowing the lobby to be entirely free of columns and to be visually connected to the urban plaza across from the Yongsan Train Station……………….
Remember SOM? We Bangladeshi people know them for our F.R.Khan. He was there, our pride.
SOM is doing a lot of works all over the world. Specailly wherever I look for news,SOM’s skycrapers are there. SOM’s new 64-storey Diagonal Tower to be located in the developing commercial and mixed-use Yongsan International Business District in the heart of Seoul, South Korea, exudes a modern take on structural expressionism. The tower progressively addresses the critical issues associated with skyscraper design in an iconic and refined manner. From structural and energy efficiency to reduced construction costs that the tower must meet, SOM have strove to integrate these aspects holistically into the overall aesthetics. More details after the break.
louvers are positioned at varying angles to reduce glass and provide shading in the summer and to allow direct sunlight to warm the building’s
interiors during the cold winter months. the exterior wall utilizes three layers of glass instead of the typical two to decrease energy loss through the facade.
an integrated active chilled beam system transfers heating and cooling energy using water instead of air, resulting in less consumption and
greater environmental comfort.
the diagonal megaframe structure defines the form and reduces the amount of steel by 25 percent over a conventionally framed building.
the prismatic profile cuts wind forces by mitigating the effects of a whirlwind on the leeway side of the edifice.
the tower is supported with four massive piers at the corners allowing the lobby to be entirely free of columns and to be visually connected to the
urban plaza across from the yongsan train station.